Chevrolet Sings of Safe Driving and You


Chevrolet’s hilarious attempt at promoting safety for young drivers by singing about the laws of motion and centrifugal force, among many other automobile-related things. If you ever wondered what it would sound like if Belle & Sebastian were around in the 60s making music about driving, well then today is your lucky day. Sure it’s pretty cheesy, no actually it’s really cheesy, but that’s more the reason why I like this record so much.

Gentle Things
Cities and Towns

Here are the liner notes:

Modern as today and in tune with our youth – the drivers of tomorrow, Chevrolet Motor Division proudly presents an innovation in Driver Education, Chevrolet Sings Of Safe Driving And You.

This album is another example of Chevrolet’s continuing effort to communicate with American youth… and convey to them the necessity for sound, sensible, safe driving.

The messages you’ll find set to music in this album were created to help establish a new tone in Driver Education Courses. The style, tempo, and sound are contemporary – with listenable lyrics that point up the basics of learning to drive safely.

Under the Chevrolet Driver Education Program, new Chevrolets are made available to educational institutions for Driver Education purposes through local Chevrolet Dealers – and year after year across the nation, more Chevrolets are provided than any other make.

In addition, Chevrolet supplies Motion Pictures, Slidefilms, Teachers’ Guides, Classroom Charts and Student Booklets to qualified Driver Education Courses.

It is our belief that early education of young people in good driving practices is an investment that will pay off in safer roads for the future. It is towards this end that the Chevrolet Driver Education Program is dedicated.

7 Comments

  • i kinda want to hear it.

  • Chevy had corny short films about driver safety and to promote their cars in the late 50’s/early 60’s. Cheesy music, horrible acting and all. Mystery Science Theater 3000 made fun of a few of them.

  • great record. buy on sight. I like “The Natural Laws” – has a slightly harder edge than the rest of the LP.

  • Is it possible that the female lead singer on this album is an uncredited Carly Simon? Like, before she became famous? If you listen to “The Natural Laws” that sure sounds like her.

  • yup
    that’s Carly! and this Lp is VERY fun!!
    Must be around 1966. I had it transfered to CD.
    It’s fun!

  • Wow, I really wasn’t expecting to find anything on this on the internet! I just picked it up for 10c, can’t wait to sit down and listen to the whole thing.

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